March 9th, 2018

RAWdio App & RAW's 9th Birthday!

Published in RAW Features

For RAW's 9th birthday, we released a 24-hour music streaming app that serves up underground, independent music worldwide.  You can head over to iTunes and the Google Play Store now and have instant access to your favorite RAW artist’s music and specially curated playlists for free!  

Early in March, RAWdio decended upon Los Globos in sunny Silverlake, Los Angeles. There was Live Music, Food Trucks, Photo booths, Giveaways & More! Read on to catch a glimpse of who we wanted to highlight for our first official RAWdio event.

 

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts gives hard rockers, and girl-group-lovers alike, reason to swoon. The trio blends their love of grunge and experimental modern rock that gives a nod to influences like Led Zepplin and Nirvana.  Their sound also harkens back to the early days of Sleater-Kinney and Hole in the Pacific Northwest, proving that this trio from Long Beach still has something to say amongst a sea superficial admiration and balayage hair styles.  

 

The Eiffels

These guys are truly, day-one, RAWdio VETERANS.  They appeared early in 2017 on our inaugural RAWdio playlists, and have continuously cranked out rockin’ new tunes while building a global career for themselves. Be sure to check out their new single ‘Body Like That,’ which just released on Spotify and Soundcloud, and catch them live in So-Cal this summer opening up for the Plain White T’s!!

 

BOXOFBEATS

Box Of Beats is a unique Live Vocal Arranger based out of Los Angeles, CA. Using nothing but his voice and a loop station, he creates live musical arrangements with his extensive history in vocal percussion. He uses his mouth to incorporate instrumental sounds while also putting his vocal chops to work; singing covers and original, organic compositions.

 

The 900 Block

The goal at The 900 Block has always been to curate safe, non-discriminating and welcoming events for both artists and attendees. We believe that as a community we need to cherish and invest in creating safer spaces for all creative artists and musicians to display their talents. We're here to build a sense of family and community though every event. You can tune in to our late night programming at 8pm & 10pm PST to hear a specially curated set by one of 900 Block’s resident magic men, Stefan Seay.

 

This was the very first, potentially annual, RAWdio Proto-music-fest Type Thing!  Thanks again to Redbull and Jägermeister for making their presence known! Happy 9th Birthday, RAW! This show was one for the ages, and we can’t wait to experience something like it again very soon.

 

-Nick Buffington